MMO1677 - Possible Bronze Age barrow or cairn on Kipscombe Hill (Monument)

Summary

A small mound, visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs, may be the remains of a small round barrow or cairn of Bronze Age date. It may form part of a roughly linear cemetery along the eastern ridge of Kipscombe Hill.

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Three low mounds of uncertain date were discovered on Kipscombe Hill during field reconnaissance. SS 7684944 [sic]. On the east facing slopes of Kipscombe Hill, and bisected by a modern west-east fence, is a sub circular rise or swelling 11 metres in diameter and 0.3 metres high. Kipscombe Hill was enclosed after World War Two. [1,2] A mound approximately 11 metres in diameter and visible as an earthwork on aerial photographs may be the remains of a small round barrow or cairn of Bronze Age date on Kipscombe Hill, centred on circa SS 7682 4943. Previously recorded as part of MMO449, the mound was identified on the ground and recorded as standing circa 0.3 metres high. Along with 10 other similar mounds recorded in this area, it may comprise a roughly linear cemetery along the eastern ridge of Kipscombe Hill, similar in arrangement, if not scale, to barrow cemeteries known elsewhere on Exmoor, such as the Chapman Barrows (MDE1061). It is now bisected by a modern westto east fence. [3-5]

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Unpublished document: Wilson-North, R.. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation, 15 November 1993.
  • <2> Verbal communication: Various. Various. Oral Information. Information from farmer at Coombe Farm.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. RAF 540/910 (F20) 3004-6 (17 October 1952).
  • <4> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR OS/72065 013-015 (15 April 1972).
  • <5>XY Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: SS 74 NE. MD002168. [Mapped feature: #42795 ]

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7682 4943 (18m by 17m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet SS74NE
Civil Parish COUNTISBURY, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Exmoor National Park HER Number (now deleted): MDE11939
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NE72
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1460836

Record last edited

Jan 6 2021 9:44AM

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